Inaresto ang 70-anyos na lalaki na residente ng Barangay Patoo, Odiongan, Romblon ng mga tauhan ng Odiongan Municipal Police Station nitong gabi ng June 21 dahil sa paglabag sa Section 103 ng Republic Act 7942 o mas kilalang Philippine Mining Act of 1995.
Kinilala ang suspek na si Rogelio Magay Rosa.
Ayon sa Section 103 ng Philippine Mining Act of 1995:
Any person extracting minerals and disposing the same without a mining agreement, lease, permit, license, or steals minerals or ores or the products thereof from mines or mills or processing plants shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned from six (6) months to six (6) years or pay a fine from Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) to Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00) or both, at the discretion of the appropriate court. In addition, he shall be liable to pay damages and compensation for the minerals removed, extracted, and disposed of. In the case of associations, partnerships, or corporations, the president and each of the directors thereof shall be responsible for the acts committed by such association, corporation, or partnership.
Nakakulong na ngayon si Rosa sa Odiongan Municipal Police Station. Maari siyang pansamantalang makalabas kung magbabayad ng piyansa na aabot sa P24,000.